Delegation from Talizi hair transplant center took part in the Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) on July 22–26, 2009 in Amsterdam. ISHRS annual meetings are generally held in America. Meeting in Amsterdam in this format for hair transplant surgeons was held for the second time.
Our delegation was quite representative: head of the Talizi Akaki Tsilosani, leading surgeon Vazha Vadachkoria and surgical assistant Salome Vadachkoria. Also a big delegation was from Israel headed by the famous hair transplant surgeon Alex Ginsburg.
The congress dealt with the contemporary scientific and technological novelties of hair grafting, also with the topical and problematic issues, for example, single layer versus double layer closure of donor area, giga-sessions or small operations, follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) or follicular unit extraction (FUE) etc., which for several years has been a disputable issue among hair transplant surgeons.
Dr. Akaki Tsilosani based on his vast experience and scientific researches has successfully and finally resolved the majority of these issues for himself and his ideology became the basis for the medical activity of Talizi. That’s why he actively participated in the debates as to which was better: one giga-session or two or several small operations. Among the supporters of giga-session were Akaki Tsilosani, famous Brazilian surgeon Arthur Tykocinski and Canadian surgeon Jerry Wong. Among the supporters of small operations were W. Rassman, S. Keene, and M. Pitchon.
We consider our report very convincing but it’s hard to say which version won the debates.
The fact is that Amsterdam meeting confirmed that Talizi is among the three world clinics capable of conducting giga-sessions transplanting 5000–6000 and more grafts.
Sharon A.Keene, William R.Rassman, Marcelo Pinchon, Artur Tykocinski, Akaki Tsilosani, Jerry Wong
Michael Beehner (USA) and Akaki Tsilosani (Georgia)
Doctors Vadachkoria (Georgia), Inui (Japan), Imagava (Japan), Tsilosani (Georgia)
Dr. V. Vadachkoria (Georgia) and president of Hair Transplant Society of India Sanjiv Vasa
Surgical assistant Salome Vadachkoria (Georgia) and dr. Jennifer Martinick (Australia)